Why is this happening?
Why do these incidents continue to occur?
It’s not the firearms. It’s the people.
The Leftists keep concentrating on inanimate objects. A firearm can kill no one. People have to pull the trigger.
These people have an issue. There is something that these people have in common that pushes them to these acts and it isn’t the firearms.
What is it that causes these people to hate life, freedom, themselves and others such that they are willing to murder randomly?
Stop blaming the fucking guns. The guns are beside the point.
In countries with strict gun control, they are killing folks with whatever is at hand. Knives, machetes, sledge hammers. Hundreds of people were killed in the Balkans with sledgehammers and mallets. The Khmer Rouge murdered millions with blunt objects.
This is a human issue. It’s not a “gun control” issue. This is going to continue to be a challenge until we start to investigate why people resort to killing their fellow humans as some sort of purging of their own hatred or angst or….whatever it is.
Concentrating on the firearms will solve nothing. It will simply change the methodology and the tools.
Take away the guns and they’ll use knives, machetes and bombs.
“But what about human nature? Can it be changed? And if not, will it endure under Anarchism?
Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name! Every fool, from king to policeman, from the flatheaded parson to the visionless dabbler in science, presumes to speak authoritatively of human nature. The greater the mental charlatan, the more definite his insistence on the wickedness and weaknesses of human nature. Yet, how can any one speak of it today, with every soul in a prison, with every heart fettered, wounded, and maimed?
John Burroughs has stated that experimental study of animals in captivity is absolutely useless. Their character, their habits, their appetites undergo a complete transformation when torn from their soil in field and forest. With human nature caged in a narrow space, whipped daily into submission, how can we speak of its potentialities?
Freedom, expansion, opportunity, and, above all, peace and repose, alone can teach us the real dominant factors of human nature and all its wonderful possibilities.
Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose of producing real social wealth; an order that will guarantee to every human being free access to the earth and full enjoyment of the necessities of life, according to individual desires, tastes, and inclinations.
This is not a wild fancy or an aberration of the mind. It is the conclusion arrived at by hosts of intellectual men and women the world over; a conclusion resulting from the close and studious observation of the tendencies of modern society: individual liberty and economic equality, the twin forces for the birth of what is fine and true in man.”
― Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays